This is a really nice review of The Whale – the play I’m doing at the Red Barn Theatre in Key West. This play is about a 600 lb man who is trapped in his apartment and can’t leave. This character and I share so many similarities with our relationship to food. It has been a […]
A weighty issue: Newman’s ‘Too Fat To Fail’ campaign gets underway BY LIZZ CAREAGA Citizen Staff Photo By Rob O’Neal Local funny-man Chad Newman has had a variety of jobs, due to his weight, including stand-up comedy, television commercials, and stripping with the Chippenwhales dancers in Orlando. “My weight’s been very good to […]
This Friday, July 11, during a 5-8 p.m. happy hour event at the Bottle Cap, 1128 Simonton St. in Key west I will be launching my Too Fat To Fail Project.
My weight has been such a huge part of my identity for so long that I can’t even imagine what I would look like Skinny. So to give myself some motivation, I asked my friend Lothar to draw Skinny Chad and this is what he came up with. Deep inside me is this guy just […]
This really hit home. It’s something I’ve been saying to myself for a long time. Make just one small change, and then another, and another. Small changes seem doable.
The one thing that I discovered when I first started to do this was that I have a very strong emotional connection to food (I know…it’s a shocking revelation – If my life was a reality show, I can just hear the dramatic music in the background). I’ve been working in the Gym (mainly because […]
For me eating has so many different connotations and meanings. I eat for substance, for pleasure, out of habit, to relieve stress, to bury emotions and to punish myself (this list is not a complete list of my reasons for eating, rather a jumping off point). I know this. The question is how to change […]
Hi, my name is Chad Newman and I’ve recently come to the startling conclusion that I’m fat. I’m not “gained a couple of pounds after high school fat”. I’m not “got to lose these love handles fat”. I’m “heart attack at 45 fat”. I’m “close down the all-you-can-eat buffet he’s coming fat”. I’m “sweet Jesus […]